Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel

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Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life.

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Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life. Read Chapter

Pains of Regret

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Pains of Regret   “Not to speak ill of the dead,” he began as I readied myself to take notes, and continued after a pause, ... Read Chapter

Cradle of Life

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Cradle of Life “While I was still in the cradle life had signaled that it wouldn’t be a case of the run-of- the-mill for me,” h... Read Chapter

Outlook for Re-look

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Outlook for Re-look “If not ingrained in concern, love is a flippant emotion, which is of no avail to the loved ones,” he began p... Read Chapter

Humbling Reality

Submitted: March 07, 2015

  Humbling Reality  “Relatives are a bother any day, more so when they die. Oh how the goddamn sentiment robs man the fre... Read Chapter

Orgies of Love

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Orgies of Love “When Rajan joined Ruma, so to say, we became an extended family,” he continued his narrative. “I admired his se... Read Chapter

Pangs of Remorse

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Pangs of Remorse “Every life is unique but rarely one is exceptional,” he continued after a long pause as if he was reminiscing a... Read Chapter

Villainy of Innocence

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Villainy of Innocence “Wonder how social mores affect the course of life,” he had resumed his discourse at length “Won’t the ... Read Chapter

Couple of a Kind

Submitted: March 07, 2015

   Couple of a Kind “Don’t they look made for each other,” he said handing me a framed photograph of a handsome p... Read Chapter

A Character of Sorts

Submitted: March 07, 2015

 A Character of Sorts “Now back to my dad,” he continued his extraordinary reminiscences. “When he made me board a train t... Read Chapter

Moments of Poignance

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Moments of Poignance “Oh, how it hurts to think that my dad could’ve behaved so badly with my sister I was rather fond of!” he ... Read Chapter

Enigma of Being

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Enigma of Being ‘What would’ve been my life like had my dad succumbed to that heart attack when he was barely forty-two,’ he re... Read Chapter

Vignettes of a Village

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Vignettes of a Village “If city life is characterized by chaos, village life was all about orderliness,” he continued. “Unlike ... Read Chapter

A Teacher of Note

Submitted: March 07, 2015

A Teacher of Note “Landing in that town was no earthshaking moment for me as the urban life then retained its rural character thoug... Read Chapter

Brink of Incest

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Brink of Incest “Once Raju and I had become classmates, what a lovely time we have had!” he continued the recap of his times with... Read Chapter

Love-less Love

Submitted: March 07, 2015

 Love-less Love “My life, so to say, became a stanza of the poem of first love, it’s not that my other affections were any p... Read Chapter

Flights of Heart

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Flights of Heart “Though I was pained by her indifference, my psyche didn’t suffer for her rejection, and I owe that to the girls... Read Chapter

Gaffes of Youth

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Gaffes of Youth “Perhaps principles are the variable features of life,” he continued reflectively as we began sipping the drink. ... Read Chapter

Pats and Slights

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Pats and Slights “If love denied me the ecstasies of sex, it was sex that gave me the joys of love,’ he continued the intriguing ... Read Chapter

An Emotional Affair

Submitted: March 07, 2015

An Emotional Affair “If that cousin of mine exemplified the falsity of perception, the one who used to ingratiate himself with her ... Read Chapter

The Harlot Zone

Submitted: March 07, 2015

The Harlot Zone “As if to show me the darker side of the flesh-trade, life took me into a harlot zone of the city I had reached,”... Read Chapter

A Lingering Longing

Submitted: March 07, 2015

A Lingering Longing “I’m no Gandhian and I don’t intend to be one,” he continued from where he had left. “But as is being d... Read Chapter

Smallness of Bigness

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Smallness of Bigness “But as my child grew in Ruma’s womb, the devil gained ground in my head for the second time; earlier to pos... Read Chapter

Disown to Own

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Disown to Own “How the glaring shadow of my life came to distort my vision!” he continued in lament. “The grandiose ‘Imperial... Read Chapter

Sentiment of Ruin

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Sentiment of Ruin “It was my wining and dining with the rich and the powerful that had hastened my moral fall,” he said wryly aft... Read Chapter

Enigma of Attraction

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Enigma of Attraction “The beginning of my end was when Anand parted ways with me,” he said resuming his remarkable tale. “But m... Read Chapter

Veneer of the Vile

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Veneer of the Vile “Don’t we find women carrying their paternal baggage into their married life!” he continued. “By and large... Read Chapter

Swap for Nope

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Swap for Nope “Here is that fact beyond fiction,” he began to narrate with a parental pride that didn’t escape my attention. ... Read Chapter

Goring Syndrome

Submitted: March 07, 2015

 Goring Syndrome  “Once we could remove our indignant blinkers,” he continued, “we had seen what a wonderful woman Sa... Read Chapter

Back to the Basics

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Back to the Basics “When Anand came to console me, Ruma’s relatives had a scare,” he continued with apparent sadness. “Afraid... Read Chapter